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Poster: summerseve Date: May 12, 2004 12:14am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: the word "Bohemian"

Wikipedia has a nice explanation of the term here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohemianism
Turns out it was born of French ignorance and condescension. Go figure...

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Poster: Marysz Date: May 12, 2004 6:04am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: the word 'Bohemian'

Thanks for the link. I particularly like the quote "Literary 'bohemians' were associated in the French imagination with roving gypsies, outsiders apart from conventional society and untroubled by its disapproval, perhaps also a connotation of being the bearers of arcane enlightenment (the opposite of 'Philistines') and perhaps silently accused too of being careless of personal hygiene. " Does that apply to anybody we see in RFD Greenwhich Village?

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